Films & Other Videos
Films with: Walker, Christopher
- Dreamers of Arnhem Land
- Presents the remarkable story of Stuart and Valerie Ankin, two Aboriginal elders who set out to save their community from cultural extinction by integrating traditional knowledge with contemporary scientific expertise. They invited scientists and marketing experts to help them develop natural resources commercially while ensuring all products were developed sustainably. This documentary shows how they harvested and marketed medicines, plants and seeds fruit juices and other organic products, as well as crocodile eggs and baby turtles, which led to an economic revitalization of the North Coast that encouraged many Aborigines to return to their ancestral lands.
- DVD 4010
- Trinkets & beads
- Documents the lives of the Huaorani, a small tribe of Ecuadorian Indians who, after 20 years of pressure from foreign oil companies, agreed to allow oil-drilling on their land. Focuses on the introduction of massive environmental pollution and cultural change, and the tribe's subsequent efforts to regain control of their lives and lands.
- DVD 5515
- Up in smoke
- Part of a series examining the issue of globalization and its effect on ordinary people around the world. This segment looks at the country of Malawi in Southern African where tobacco is the major export crop, responsible for 70% of all export earnings. But dependence on tobacco crops and manipulation by the tobacco industry has stunted the economy of Malawi, and despite the diminished returns from tobacco growing, the government has increased the land under cultivation.
- DVD 4984